Jonathan Thomas-Stagg

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Student Services
Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

Dr. Thomas-Stagg is a graduate of the School Psychology program at Illinois State University. He did his pre-doctoral internship at DRES in 2007-2008. He completed his post-doctoral internship while working at the Ogle County Educational Cooperative (OCEC) as a school psychologist. He moved to Champaign in August, 2011 to work as a psychologist at DRES. He runs the Academic Lab. He especially loves coaching and working with graduate students.


Because of staff shortages, there have been some changes to Academic Lab. Academic Lab will still be open during normal hours, but there will be limited staff availability to assist students. In other words, Lab is still a quiet place to study with snacks and some available computers, but coaching assistance may not be provided. We are working on a solution to continue to offer coaching support, but for the Fall, 2017 semester, please know that there may not be a coach available to assist you. Lab will still be open from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Mondays through Thursdays. A variety of snacks are available to students at no charge. There are plenty of wall outlets to charge your computer, as most students bring computers to work during Lab. There are also two Engineering Work Stations for students to use if they are eligible (i.e., an engineering student, or any student taking a class cross-listed with Engineering). Some additional information about Academic Lab:

  • Academic Lab is a public space for DRES students only. Students must be registered with DRES to come to Academic Lab. Because it is a public study space, we all must respect the learning needs of others.
  • Academic Lab is not a suitable place to touch base when a student is in the midst of a crisis. Students experiencing a mental health crisis are typically referred for a walk-in assessment at the Counseling Center. Additionally, if there is an urgent matter that you need to discuss privately with Dr. Thomas-Stagg, it is best to schedule a meeting with him during his office hours, as opposed to coming to Academic Lab. 

CANCELLATIONS: Academic Lab is closed for the remainder of the Fall semester.

Office hours with Dr. Thomas-Stagg are now by appointment only. Please contact him at for an appointment.